mag wheel

mag wheel
Lightweight, sporty wheels made of magnesium. The term mag is often applied to aluminum and aluminum and steel combination wheels.
Also see
alloy wheels

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • mag wheel — or mag n. a shiny, lightweight motor vehicle wheel having an attractive, symmetrical pattern of holes or spokes around the hub …   English World dictionary

  • mag wheel — Auto. a wheel containing magnesium or aluminum generally alloyed with steel, which makes it lighter in weight and shinier than an ordinary steel wheel: used esp. on racing cars and sports cars. [1965 70; mag, by shortening of MAGNESIUM] * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mag wheel — Auto. a wheel containing magnesium or aluminum generally alloyed with steel, which makes it lighter in weight and shinier than an ordinary steel wheel: used esp. on racing cars and sports cars. [1965 70; mag, by shortening of MAGNESIUM] * * * …   Universalium

  • mag wheel — /ˈmæg wil / (say mag weel) noun Colloquial a magnesium alloy wheel used for its lightness on some motor cars …  

  • mag wheel — noun a) (originally late 50s, and into the sixties) A slang term for racing wheels, (for an automobile) which were then made from magnesium alloy b) Later, although magnesium wheels were phased out for safety reasons, the term had gained… …   Wiktionary

  • mag wheel — noun N. Amer. a motor vehicle wheel made from lightweight magnesium steel, typically with a pattern of holes or spokes around the hub …   English new terms dictionary

  • mag — mag1 [mag] n. short for 1. MAGNETO 2. Slang MAGAZINE (n. 5) 3. MAG WHEEL mag2 abbrev. 1. magazine …   English World dictionary

  • wheel — A circular device, thin in relation to its face area, usually able to rotate about a central axle or pivot, with a durable but elastic rim or with regular teeth cut on the rim and for lightness often supported by spokes joined to the hub instead… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • mag — car wheel made of magnesium alloy, 1969. As an abbreviation of magazine, it dates from 1801 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Mag Mell — In Irish mythology, Mag Mell (modern spelling: Magh Meall, meaning plain of joy ) was a mythical realm achievable through death and/or glory (see also Valhalla in Norse mythology, Tír na nÓg also from Irish mythology and Avalon in Arthurian… …   Wikipedia

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